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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: Sybase-Simple vs DBD::Sybase
Date: Sep 13 2001 3:33PM
Heinz Ringlhofer writes:
> Now we want to move these techniques also out to our end-users.
> Most of them are using a mixture of csh/isql scripts for automated
> routine tasks right now.
> As perl seems a much better choice, and pure Sybperl programming
> might be too nuch to ask, we have 2 choices, either Sybase_Simple
> or DBD.
> I know DBD is more DB independent, but thats not one of our main priorities,
> the main priority is getting better and more standardized "production" code.
It's a somewhat difficult choice, as both will provide the necessary
Using Sybase::Simple has the advantage of letting you use the
Sybase::CTlib API on the same handle if you want/need to.
DBD::Sybase uses the standardized DBI API, which may be easier for
people to understand (and there is a book available).
Personally I'd use Sybase::Simple, because it has APIs to fetch
certain types of data structures with single calls, and so it is even
easier to use than DBI - the user only has to know whether they need
to fetch single rows, or single values, or lists of rows, etc.
Only my opinion, of course :-)
Michael Peppler - Data Migrations Inc. - http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
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